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Is A 15 Or 30 Year Mortgage Right For You?

When someone is looking to purchase a house, they need to think about how long they want their mortgage to last. While a bank can structure a mortgage to last for any number of years, the most common lengths are 15 and 30 years. While a 30-year mortgage is typically more affordable, a 15-year mortgage is cheaper overall. Continue reading

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3 Traps First-Time Homebuyers Fall Into — And How To Avoid Them

When someone purchases their first home, this is a significant step. There are a number of issues that people need to think about because purchasing a home is typically someone’s most significant investment. Continue reading

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What is Owner Financing When Buying A Home?

There are many options when it comes to taking out a loan on a new home. One of the options that people might have heard about is called owner financing. In general, the property owner takes the place of a traditional lender. Continue reading

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Common Reasons Why Buyers Are Denied A Mortgage

When you are buying a new home, it is an exciting process. You have spent months searching and have found the home you want to purchase. You are ready to move into the home of your dreams. Continue reading

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How To Crowdfund A Renovation Project

Crowdfunding came into prominence with the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act that President Obama signed into law during 2012 and subsequent enhancements. The JOBS Act made it easier for startups to raise money and for the first time allowed the legal ability to advertise the investments and accept small investors. Continue reading

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4 Tips To Ensure A Successful Closing

As you come up to the date of your closing, there’s time to reflect on everything that led to this step. Your real estate agent, mortgage broker, title company and others all work hard to ensure a successful closing for you. They’re all in your corner, hoping for the same outcome as you. They’ve had to do a lot of work behind the scenes that you may not even be aware of. Their diligence and professionalism has already benefited you. Continue reading

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How To Buy A Bargain Home As A Short Sale

A short sale is when the mortgage lender(s) agrees to sell the property for a lower amount than the loan-balance remaining. Continue reading

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